John (Johnny) R. Thompson
The week after graduation from Paschal I began some courses at Arlington State to better prepare me for TCU where I had been awarded The Amon Carter, Junior Scholarship. Pledged Phi Delta Theta and almost never saw fraternity brother Bob Schieffer, now a TV newsperson of note, who studied a lot. Was awarded Outstanding Pledge of the TCU chapter for that year.
I received my B.A. in English/Spanish in 1962 because I needed to satisfy my curiosities about The Army of the United States, living, working, and studying in San Francisco, California, and, could I land a teaching job without a college degree?
I was hired by Mount Diablo Unified School District near Berkeley/Oakland in 1961 and worked there for 30 years teaching upper elementary and supervising student teachers in the NOW program at University of California, Berkeley.
I also worked for three years at Creole Petroleum Corporation in Quirequire, Tia Juana, and Amuay, Venezuela.
I live in Palm Springs, California, now, a great place to walk a couple of hours in the morning and evening.
Looking forward to reuniting with former classmates.